Tuesday, December 22, 2015

22. Fighting the Basilisk (Harry Potter Art Yarn Advent Calendar)

The smile had gone from Riddle's face, to be replaced by a very ugly look. "Dumbledore's been driven out of this castle by the mere memory of me!" he hissed. "He's not as gone as you might think!" Harry retorted. He was speaking at random, wanting to scare Riddle, wishing rather than believing it to be true Riddle opened his mouth, but froze. Music was coming from somewhere. Riddle whirled around to stare down the empty Chamber. The music was growing louder. It was eerie, spine-tingling, unearthly; it lifted the hair on Harry's scalp and made his heart feel as though it was swelling to twice its normal size.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

Description: It took me very long to decide how to interpret the battle scene. I am very pleased with my final ideas, and the result: I chose greys and black for the darkness and the stone walls of the chamber, added a bit of the same fibre I used for the basilisk skin yarn to represent – surprise! – the basilisk, added some green sequins and light green bamboo for a more lively feel (as opposed to the dead skin they found outside the chamber), and spun in red silk strips to represent the phoenix. I added a hat charm for the sorting hat, dropped by Fawkes shortly after his arrival, and a sword charm for the sword Harry pulls out of the sorting hat.
Fibre Types
: merino wool, tussah silk, bamboo fibre, alpaca
Colours: black, greys, light green, hard to describe colourway between olive green and brownish yellow, red
Add-Ins: silk strips, sewing thread, flat sequins, hat charm, sword charm

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